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Meaning & Definition of Prevail in English

English

Prevail

/prɪvel/

verb

1. Be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance

  • "Money reigns supreme here"
  • "Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood"
    synonym:
  • predominate
  • ,
  • dominate
  • ,
  • rule
  • ,
  • reign
  • ,
  • prevail

2. Be valid, applicable, or true

  • "This theory still holds"
    synonym:
  • prevail
  • ,
  • hold
  • ,
  • obtain

3. Continue to exist

  • "These stories die hard"
  • "The legend of elvis endures"
    synonym:
  • prevail
  • ,
  • persist
  • ,
  • die hard
  • ,
  • run
  • ,
  • endure

4. Prove superior

  • "The champion prevailed, though it was a hard fight"
    synonym:
  • prevail
  • ,
  • triumph

5. Use persuasion successfully

  • "He prevailed upon her to visit his parents"
    synonym:
  • prevail